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REISS TRAVEL: SÃO PAULO CITY GUIDE

24.05.15

As a continuation of our REISS Travel series, we've compiled a city guide of São Paulo in collaboration with the Design Hotels™. If Brazil isn't currently on your radar, this hit-list of where to sleep, eat, drink and see is set to get you planning your next South American getaway. Click to enter the REISS X Design Hotels™ competition.

 WHERE TO STAY

Affectionately known as ‘the Watermelon’ by locals, Hotel Unique is a must-visit for architectural aficionados and well-traveled urbanites alike. The rooftop terrace offers some of the best views of the city as well as a striking crimson swimming pool which runs along its edge.

WHERE TO EAT

MANĺ

Set within one of the city’s most exclusive areas, Jardim Paulistano, Maní is a coveted destination for dinner. Helena Rizzo and Daniel Redondo head up the modern Brazilian kitchen, combining local produce with innovative cooking methods, and with Rizzo recently named the World’s Best Female Chef, the rush for tables shows no sign of slowing down.

TUJU

Located in Vila Madalena – the boho-chic neighbourhood in western São Paulo – the restaurant adds new credence to the farm-to-plate trend, as well as featuring a rooftop greenhouse. Expect traditional Brazilian dishes with international flavours from chef Ivan Ralston.

NAGAYAMA CAFÉ

Nagayama Café offers the freshest fish and authentic sushi menu with a laidback atmosphere that differs to its sister restaurant, Nagayama. Packed with a young, well-heeled crowd, this is a great dinner option.

WHERE TO DRINK

CHEZ OSCAR 

Chez Oscar is the latest nightspot from the Franco-Brazilian team behind fashion label, Surface to Air. Head straight to the 4th or 5th floor for chic cocktails and an even chicer clientele.

RIVIERA

This 1940s SP veteran has recently been revived by nightlife baron Facundo Guerra and Alex Atala, emerging as an exciting new addition to the nightlife scene.

SKYE BAR

The ultimate rooftop bar for sundowners with unrivalled views over the city.

WHAT TO DO

MINHOCÃO

Take a stroll down the elevated highway as it’s closed to vehicles on weekday evenings and all day Sunday.

MERCADO MUNICIPAL

Mercardo Municipal is a market specializing in fresh, local produce. It's housed in a stunning belle époque structure complete with stained glass windows and domes.

MUSEU DA IMAGEM E DO SOM

MIS plays hosts to some of Brazil’s most exciting cultural installations, exhibitions and visual art festivals.